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Fine Dining on a Budget

RobS174 | Aug 16, 2012 09:11 PM

I'll be in NY for 5 days in mid-September with a friend. Does anyone have any suggestions for prix fixe lunches? I was hoping to try some of the more iconic or Michelin-starred or generally well-regarded restaurants I've always heard of but either haven't had a chance to try on previous trips or else couldn't afford for dinner.

So far I've found:

-the City Harvest menu at Le Bernardin (three courses for $45)
-the Tastes of Spring menu at Jean Georges (two plates for $38)
-prix fixe at Del Posto (three courses for $39)

Are there any others that are worth checking out? Del Posto and Jean Geoges seems like they're easy enough to get lunch reservations to a couple of weeks in advance. Le Bernardin may be a bit of a crap shoot with their no reservation policy in the lounge on the City Harvest menu.

Also, we'll likely be packing very light for this trip, so we're hoping for places where we could dress slightly more casual to avoid bringing outfits just for lunch. Del Posto seems fairly casual, and Le Bernardin seems a little more relaxed in the lounge. How is Jean Georges at lunch? As formal as dinner, or would we be ok in, say, a blazer, collared shirt, and nice jeans?

Thanks for your help,

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